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Judge Judy says Justin Bieber is “scared to death” of her

By | Published on Wednesday 9 November 2022

Justin Bieber

Judge Judy has said that Justin Bieber is “scared to death” of her. And if you’re wondering when Justin Bieber was on the Judge Judy TV show – joining John Lydon in the rank of musicians to appear in her court – it’s worse than that. They used to be neighbours.

“He’s scared to death of me”, she tells Access Hollywood. And this all arose from that “period of time before he grew up – when he was foolish and doing foolish things”.

You’ll remember, of course, that period of time – around 2014 – when Bieber was fully into his troublemaker era. The centrepiece of that phase was when Bieber was arrested for throwing eggs at a neighbour’s house. While that neighbour wasn’t Judge Judy, and she did not formally judge him in court, she did make a public ruling via the media.

“Being a celebrity is a gift”, she told CBS at the time. “You can either treat it reverently, or you can make a fool out of yourself, and he’s doing a very good job of making a fool out of himself. And I think it’s sad. Nobody’s going to remember that he was a marginal singer, but they’re going to remember a young kid, who had a chance to have it all, and who is blowing it by acting like a fool”.

Judy seemingly doesn’t recall saying any of that now. I guess it must all become a bit of a blur when you’re passing judgement on people day-in day-out.

Either way, in this new interview she says: “I must have said something about it, and then, I understood that he was paying the front door people to let them know when I was there, coming and going, so he wouldn’t have to bump into me”.

Presumably Bieber was paying his security guards anyway, but maybe they got a bonus for spotting Judge Judy. Of course, Bieber did eventually clean up his act, meaning he should now be remembered not as an egg thrower but – as the judge so eloquently put it – a “marginal singer”.